§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be the total cost of the proposed phased implementation of the recommendations of the interim advisory committee on teachers' pay in 1990–91; what was the corresponding figure in the remit to the committee; and who will he responsible for funding any difference between these two figures.623W
§ Mr. MacGregor
The additional cost in 1990–91 of implementing the IAC's recommendations in the way I have proposed would be £620 million in England and Wales, compared with the financial constraint set out in the IAC's remit of £600 million. The difference should not be an appreciable burden for local authorities given the scope that exists for savings across their services.